UMGABABA, South African President Jacob Zuma says that recent civic action calling for him to step down is merely a defence of colonialism, adding that only the people of South Africa will remove him from office.
“Zuma cannot just walk away. You are going to say ‘Zuma must step down’,” Zuma told the congregation at the Twelve Apostles of Christ Church in this rural community south of Durban on Sunday. Church leaders urged their members to refrain from joining those calling for President Zuma to resign.
The President wasted no time highlighting the current political climate and said religious leaders must refrain from using their personal feelings but rather stick to the word of God.
“Our preachers, our pastors, all they need to do if you make a mistake is teach us, remind us and forgive us. Continue that the love of God covers all of us pray that we should be afraid of God.”
The President said only the majority of the citizens of the country will determine his fate.
He urged members of the church to pray for the country and its leaders. “I wish you to pray very hard for our nation so that the respect should come back because respect is one of the signs of showing wisdom in humanity that brings about peace (and pray) that our country should have good governance.”
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK